Unai Emery dismisses rumours of fallout with Mesut Ozil

first_img REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ALTERED Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists there are no problems with Mesut Ozil despite the fact the German was not part of the Gunners’ squad in their 3-1 victory over West Ham on Saturday.Ozil reportedly came into training on Friday claiming to have a cold with heavy catarrh and therefore felt he was unable to play. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade silverware Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Latest Premier League News possible standings Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Ozil was substituted in the 68th minute of Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea last week smart causal center_img Emery advised the playmaker to attend the match only if he felt better which the German did but he played no part in the match squad despite being with his team-mates beforehand.The Gunners manager had already publicly called on Ozil to offer more defensively and even subbed the no.10 after 68 minutes of Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea in their second match of the season.This led to reports that Ozil was dropped for the West Ham game after an alleged row between the two happened behind close doors but Emery was quick to dismiss those rumours.He said: “It isn’t true. I don’t know who started telling this information. He was sick yesterday. He spoke to the doctor and to me. We decided not to play today. But he left the training because he was sick.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED 2 Emery’s first win as Arsenal boss came at West Ham’s expense Asked whether he would have played if fit, Emery said: “He was sick and today he was here. He left to his house [on Friday] and I said: ‘Come if you feel better.’“He feels better and before the match he was with me and the team. There is no problem with the player. Ask the doctor and he can explain better.”Ozil seems to have struggled to settle into Emery’s system of high pressing so far.The German, who announced his retirement from international football in July, is tied to Arsenal until 2021 and is currently on £350,000-a-week. huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injurylast_img read more